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Academy has a pair of sub 2:00 800m runners while Rendon Kuykendall performance at Nike Chandler Rotary has him at the top of the 1600m and 3200m.
Yvonne Stinson nears the top of several sprint events while Sadi Butler and Hannah Kiess lead hurdles yet once again.
Check out the action from this past week in New Mexico April 23 - 25.
The 2021 Rio Rancho Rust Buster was the meet to kick off the season between four state champion caliber teams and the returning talent ready to shine this year.
Check out Los Alamos' William McTeigue setting the bar in the pole vault at the 2021 Rio Rancho Rust Buster Invitational.
Some New Mexico runners went the unattached route to compete at Nike Chandler Rotary invite for there first outdoor track action of the season.
Los Alamos girls prove once again that they are the best among 4A, Hope Christian boys win their first state title in spectacular fashion.
Albuquerque Academy on its home course taking on the challenge of Los Alamos and Hope Christian for a must watch 4A boys championship.
4A promises to be another good matchup with Academy and Los Alamos but St.Pius will also be in the mix as a potential state contender.
Albuquerque Academy's Sterling Glenn still has plenty of time to dominate 4A throws while Moriarty's Nicole Wells and Los Alamos Bailey Yost top the jumping events.
Check out the New Mexico 4A boys and girls team rankings entering this fall.
Coming in at #14 on our countdown for the top girls cross country teams entering this season are the Miyamura Patriots.
Coming in at #21 on our countdown for the top 25 boys cross country teams entering this season are the Miyamura Patriots.
Take a look at the top cross country senior girls returning in 2020.
Take a look at the top New Mexico cross country senior boys returning in 2020.
Take a look at the top New Mexico cross country junior girls returning in 2020.
Take a look at the top New Mexico cross country junior boys returning in 2020.
Kameron Eustace was part of a parade of early Zuni finishers last year. He'll have a chance to be part of that again this year.
What should we expect from the New Mexico girls team champions from last year.
Philip Blidi's big throws were one reason to keep an eye on Portales this spring.
Preslie Coffey entered the season ranked among the top hurdlers in New Mexico.
Edwin (Alex) Herring wins the 1600 with a time of just over 4:10!
Check out the New Mexico 5A Girls State Track and Field records.
Cera Chavez holds the 4A Girls 200 meter standard and is only two places out of first at 100m.
Adriana Tatum is back to what she does best--beating everyone else down the straight.
Nia Johnson is part of a serious one-two punch in the throwing events for Albuquerque Academy.
Jerrick Maldonado sent a message with a going-away win in the Great Southwest Indoor 800.
Recapping the 4A State Championships.
2019 New Mexico state Cross Country Championships series.
Check out the preview of the 2019 Rio Rancho Jamboree.
Check out the action on hand this weekend.
With a little over 600 meters to go, there was no possible means of picking a winner.
Take a look at the #1 girls cross country team returning this fall.
Take a look at the #1 boys cross country team returning this fall.
Take a look at the #3 boys cross country team returning from around the state of New Mexico in 2019.
Take a look at the #7 girls cross country team returning this fall.
Take a look at the #8 girls cross country team returning this Fall.
Take a look at athletes that have achieved the 4A State Qualifying standard.
Today we preview the 2019 Richard Harper Invitational.
Current JV girls XC team scores rankings in all 50 states and the team at the top of each state's leaderboard as of October 18th.
Rangeview's Luke Sundberg kicked for a 15:52 victory.
Catch up on the moving and shaking among the region's top teams here.
Two meets shaped the news in Southwest region cross country this past week.
The Albuquerque Academy and Rio Rancho girls mixed things up nicely at the Albuquerque Metro Championships, with AA taking top honors.
Chase Dornbusch charges to the finish line, just out of the reach of William Dixon.
There have been big doings across the region the last couple of weeks. Get caught up here!
Vote below on who was the top girls individual performer in the state of New Mexico from last week's meets. Poll voting ends at Thursday at 9 PM.
Broomfield's girls claimed the Colorado 5A title and Colorado power merge. Davis, American Fork, and Desert Vista loom next ahead of the Eagles. Photo by Karen McCoy.
While we've been waiting to see the real Mountain Vista team, Monarch gave some proof they will be heard from this season. Here, Charlie Perry forms the middle of a 2-3-4 finish for Monarch at Centaurus on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Amanda Mayoral advanced as an individual to Nike Cross Nationals last fall, though the Cleveland team was not quite as successful as their front runner. We are still looking for the first NXN girls team qualifier out of New Mexico. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Talia Dreicer led a Los Alamos charge at the New Mexico state meet that suggested the Hilltoppers have a glimmer of hope of advancing on Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
If anyone was hoping Alamosa might let up a little now that they'd won a state title, Isaiah DeLaCerda put those hopes to rest. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The top six finishers at Colorado 5A Region 5 all wore Mountain Vista green. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
The American Fork girls celebrate a regional title and take aim at state next week. Contributed photo.
Sophia Galvez and Madison Foley led a Los Alamos charge that would put the Titan Thunder team title into the hands of the Hilltoppers. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Will Handley's second-place finish was a key piece in the stunning Timpanogos upset at Bob Firman on Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Two Mountain Vista teams are all smiles after finishing sixth and fourth at the Woodbridge Sweepstakes race. Photo shamelessly pilfered off of Vista Nation XC Twitter feed.
Rio Rancho boasts a strong front four, including freshman Reina Paredes. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Aric Kedge is a mainstay in a deep Albuquerque Academy roster that figures to be about due for a breakout year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Albuquerque Academy's Jackson Morris was superb in the Boys 5A Throwing events. Photo by Rod Stanopiewicz.
Los Lunas' Alexis Lafave (center) and her Tiger teammates look to runaway from the field in Class 5A at this weekend's 4A-6A Track and Field State Championships. Photo by Holly Patterson.
Santa Fe's Akeisha Ayanniyi (center) had a record setting day at the Marilyn Sepulveda Classic. Photo by Rod Stanopeiwicz.
Albuquerque Academy's Jordan Lesansee won the 3200m at the Rio Rancho Invitational. Photo by Rod Stanopeiwicz.
The 5A Girls team competition could see some familiar faces amongst the favorites. Cover Art by Sampson Sage.
The 5A Outdoor Team competition may see some new faces on the podium. Cover Art by Sampson Sage.
The Boys Championship Race at the Rio Rancho Jamboree saw much of New Mexico top distance talent in one race. Photo by Blake Wood.
The lead pack at the Rio Rancho Jamboree was comprised of much of New Mexico's top talent. Photo by Blake Wood.
Miyamura's Niles Thomas was the highest placing New Mexican in the Boys Championship Race. Photo by Blake Wood.
The Los Alamos Boys were the top team in the Merged State Results and look to led New Mexico's contingent at NXN-SW. Photo by Holly Patterson.
Based on Desert Twilight and overall season performance, Katie Rainsberger looks like the one to beat at NXR-SW. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Paul Roberts, though running in Colorado's smallest classification, brings the best state meet time from the Centennial State to NXR-SW. Photo by Renee Haip.
La Cueva's trio of Mason Swanson, Natashe Bernal, and Mackenzie Everett led the Bears to a repeat as State Champions. Photo by Holly Patterson.
Cora Cannedy and her Taos teammates set of very high standard for small school girls cross country at the New Mexico state meet on Saturday. Photo by Rod Stanopiewicz.
Madison Foley and her Hilltopper teammates aim for their sixth team title in a row. Photo by Blake Wood.
Look for Taos' Roy Madrid in the lead pack at the District 2-4A Meet. Photo by Blake Wood.
The potpourri of jerseys at the Los Alamos Invite is a reminder that the Cross Country season is coming to a close. Photo by Blake Wood.
The Palmer Ridge boys, fresh off of running what was arguably the best boys race of the Colorado state meet, relax with a little trophy time. Photo by Tim Hilt.
It could very easily be that the Rio Rancho girls end up as the youngest team on the NXR-SW starting line, but it would be a mistake to underestimate them on account of that. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Miyamura's Niles Thomas leads the Boys Championship race in its early stages. Photo by Blake Wood.
Los Alamos, Santa Teresa, and Roswell will all be running in the girls Championship race at Saturday's Rio Rancho Jamboree. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The Onate Knights will be one of 32 teams to take the starting line in the Championship Race at Saturday's Rio Rancho Jamboree. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cibola's Chris Harlow scored a nice victory last friday at the Highland Invitational. Photo courtesy Alan Versaw.
While Desert Vista was dominating down in Arizona, Monarch and Cherry Creek were renewing their vows of rivalry in Colorado. Photo by Ashley Green.
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers will be toeing the line at the Desert Twilight Invitational in Casa Grande, Arizona Friday Evening. Photo by Rod Stanopeiwicz.
It was difficult to miss the Albuquerque Academy presence at the front of their own invitational on Friday. Photo by Rod Stanopiewicz.
With the crack of the starter's pistol, competitor's in the 2014 Albuquerque Academy Invite rush to establish position, including eventual winner, Niles Thomas (second from the left). Photo by Blake Wood.
Friday brings another chapter to the storied history of the Albuquerque Academy Invite. Photo by Blake Wood.
Looping through the starting line, Miyamura's Nile Thomas and Albuquerque Academy's Jordan Lesansee lead the Varsity Boys Race early during the UNM Lobo Invitational. Photo courtesay of Alan Versaw.
One of the showdowns to look forward to on Saturday is a first match-up between an even-more-loaded-than-last-year Rio Rancho team and the defending state champions from La Cueva who return with most of last year's roster intact. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Molly Klein boasts the fastest time of any returning female runner from New Mexico, but it you limit it to in-state performances at altitude, Jessie Hix takes top honors. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Lovington will be looking to expand the impact they had in 3A last year into 5A this year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Most (though not all) of the boys at the front of last year's pack have graduated, but the teams at the front of the pack will ring familiar. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Many of the early leaders of last year's field have graduated, but that doesn't translate into a race that's any less competitive this year. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Led by Hannah Baca, St. Pius X may have this year's best chance of knocking off perennial favorite Los Alamos. Photo by Alan Versaw.
You can figure that when we see Arena Lewis again next spring, she'll have more moments like this on her mind. Photo by Blake Wood.
Last year, this one belonged to Piedra Vista, with Farmington snaring second. Traditional powers Albuquerque Academy and Los Alamos were relegated to third and fourth, respectively. Can the Farmington schools keep the title in their corner of the state? Let's take a look:
Mike Walker won't be changing elevation much when he does to Durango to run with Fort Lewis in the fall. Contributed photo.
With official practice for the outdoor season set to begin, the New Mexico indoor season came to a screeching halt with Saturday night's Cherry and Silver All-Comer.
Colin Hemez was at the top of his game when it counted most this season. Photo by Blake Wood.
Luis Martinez closed out one of the finest New Mexico high school careers ever with a win on New Mexico soil. MileSplit New Mexico file photo.
While most of 5A is familiar with one another from 4A, Lovington's Alexis Mata and Luis Villasenor will be new cards in the deck. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Luiz Martinez's third-place finish in 2012 was bettered only by Ben Johnson's second in 2006. Photo by Patty Morgan.
Talia Dreicer returns the top 5K time for Los Alamos next fall, but it will be something of an accomplishment just to stay ahead of her own teammates. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Carisma Lovato logged New Mexico's top girls finish with an 18:38. Photo by Alan Versaw.
They've won a few of these before, but they keep finding ways to do it bigger. Contributed photo.
It took an entire team's worth of inspired performances to topple Eldorado, but Abigail Napier's run was critical to La Cueva's success nevertheless. Photo by Alan Versaw.
For the first time all season, Nica Vasquez was the face of the front for Los Alamos cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mike Walker may have made the most important single move in all ten state meet races when he caught and passed Albuquerque Academy's Kevin Wyss at the finish line. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Cameren Kristensen and Julie Giannini have seen a lot of each other this season, but there's one more round of it coming. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Colin Hemez led his Los Alamos team to a tellling sweep of their district contests. Photo by Blake Wood.
Amanda Mercer of Los Alamos put away the District 2 - 4A individual title. Photo by Blake Wood.
The Wednesday afternoon crowds lining Utah's state meet course are the stuff of legend. Photo by William Hasty.
Eventual race winner Jereme Santistevan stakes out an early lead at Friday's Los Alamos Invitational. Photo by Blake Wood.
The biggest meet in the region last week? Hands down, that would be the Rio Rancho Jamboree. Photo by Blake Wood.
Jereme Santistevan stayed just out of reach of the chase pack the entire race to win the Jamboree Championship title. Photo by Blake Wood.
Rounding the soccer fields, Kelli Reagan had already established the lead she would never relinquish. Photo by Blake Wood.
We expect to see a vastly different La Cueva team this weekend than last, where Tom Hiett and Nathan Buttry hid out in the C team race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Lauren Gregory leads her #3 ranked Fort Collins teammates to a dominating win at Friday's Front Range Conference meet. Photo by Ken Regan.
One of the bigger pieces of news out of Colorado this weekend was the return to action of Bailey Roth, immediately enhancing Coronado's status as a player. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The girls varsity race gets underway at the Rob Winter Classic and Las Cruces. Photo by Lola Cunico.
There were some serious rumblings across the Southwest region last weekend. We'll try here to explain what all those rumblings were all about.
Albuquerque Academy's meandering on-campus course was the site of the top action in New Mexico this past weekend. Photo by Blake Wood.
At two miles in, it was still anybody's race at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational. Photo by Blake Wood.
Every so often, the NM coaches get together (electronically speaking) and vote for the top five teams in New Mexico, dubbing the results "Super Cinco."
Zach Grand of Santa Fe and Colin Hemez of Los Alamos battle for the win at Saturday's ATC Everybody Invitational in Santa Fe. Photo by Blake Wood.
A skeptical group of runners stare down a starter in an almost-too-short chicken suit at Saturday's ATC Everybody Invitational. Photo by Blake Wood.
The Monarch girls got out strong at St. Vrain... and finished even stronger. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Eldorado's Crissey Amberg pulls away from Kelli Reagan of St. Pius X in the final stages of the girls race. Photo by Blake Wood.
For most of the teams at Saturday's University of New Mexico Lobo Invitational, this will be the start of another season of cross country. And there's always a little buzz that goes with the opening of a new season.
Connor McMillan ran the second-fastest time ever at the American Fork Grass Relays and helped his team to a convincing victory on Saturday. Photo by Rochelle Pinnock.
St. Pius star Julie Giannini heads into her senior season. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The last nine months have been good to Sarah Feeny, as evidenced by her race on Thursday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
I honestly have no idea how many scrimmages we'll see reports from. I'm guessing not a whole lot keep close records, but we'll take a look at those we do hear from to see what the stories tell us.
You may remember this group of girls that hammered from the front end of last year's NXR-SW championship race. Three of the four will be back this fall, but the selection of teams at the top may be different this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo.
They're (mostly) back this fall and just as dangerous as ever. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Lucy Biles and Sydney Badger battled at Great Southwest in June. They figure to meet again at NXR-SW in November. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Amanda Mercer posted the top returning 1600 time this spring for a (still) very deep Los Alamos team. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Nobody has lost track of Los Alamos or Albuquerque Academy, but Dontae Vigil helps to make Belen another team you want to be thinking about this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
There's some optimism in the Albuquerque Academy camp, and Alex Dean and Cameren Kristensen are two of the reasons for that optimism. Photo by Alan Versaw.
By now, the attention of more than a few distance types has turned to cross country.
Christian Mackey will return to the throwing rings in 2014 as the 4A top seed in both the shot put and discus. Photo by Blake Wood.
The competition at the top at 4A promises to be tight. Make sure you catch all of the action over both days.
If you're at Albuquerque Academy on Friday, you can join the crowd at the railing watching Parker Hibbett high jump. Photo by Bill Wampler.
It looks like a good, old-fashioned showdown ahead in 4A boys.
Laura Wendelberger is one of the top talents in 4A girls. Her presence in field events and hurdles helps to have Los Alamos ranked second among 4A girls teams. Photo by Blake Wood.
As spring break fades into the background, the count of meets begins to climb again. Here's a quick report on the meets we heard from in the past week.
On paper, 4A boys has the look of a very competitive contest going into the spring season.
If you take a look at the rankings from returnings athletes from last year, you just might find yourself starting down a new favorite.
Piedra Vista's Harrison Fleming rolls through the state course just ahead of Gallup's Alexander Taylor and Belen's Dontae Vigil. PIedra Vista and Belen are two 4A teams with solid potential to move up next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
McKenz Leekya was New Mexico's top finisher in the open races at NXR-SW, with a solid time of 15:53. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Late in the race, Bernie Montoya begins his counter-surge that would reel in the premature surge of Ben Saarel. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Claire Green and Kaitlyn Benner bring a Colorado state title with them to Arizona, along with hopes of tackling a course more suited to their natural speed. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Luis Martinez had a stellar senior cross country season for the Cleveland (NM) Storm and heads into Saturday's NXR-SW championship race as one of the favorites for the individual title and as the leader of a team in the hunt for a slot to NXN. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The teams for the girls championship race have been announced!
The roster of teams has been released for NXR-SW!
Nick Hill wore the hint of a smile throughout the 4A boys race. Confidence will do that for you. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It's been this way at the front for Los Alamos all season long. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Rachel Fleddermann stakes out an early lead (one that she would not relinquish) in her district race last weekend. Photo by Tim Host.
Every state but New Mexico is now done and in the books, and nobody made a bigger statement this past weekend than the Rio Rico boys. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Mora's Alonzo Chavez and Pecos's Cassie Cde Baca captured the district meet titles at District 2 - 2A. Photos by Tim Host.
Things are building to fever pitch in New Mexico. Photo by Blake Wood.
Kelly Regan, Jennifer Mooday, Julie Giannini, and Malia Gonzales battle it out at the front of the pack at the Los Alamos Invitational on Friday, Photo by Blake Wood.
The pieces are largely interchangeable on Monarch's varsity seven. On Saturday, it was Elissa Mann leading the pack. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Tori Parkinson was the top finisher on a Mountain Crest team that stunned the world of 4A cross county in Utah. Photo by Kyle Perry.
With the Utah season nearly done and the Colorado season heading into regionals, here is the current shape of the NXR-SW rankings:
Once again, we hit the road across the Great Southwest. Really big and meaningful meets were difficult to come by this weekend, but I'll tell you what we turned up:
As we pass the midpoint of the season, one consistent theme emerging is that the strong teams are not faltering. If there is to be a changing of the order of things, the time window for that to happen is growing shorter with each weekend of action.
Mountain Vista has a roster full of ways to hurt you. Andrew Walton and Eric Steiner are two of those ways. Colorado Track XC file photos.
The Los Alamos, New Mexico, boys stunned the field at the Desert Twilight Sweepstakes race on Friday evening. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Great American barn-burner in NC! Sean McGorty and Jacob Thomson fly, CBA exerts more dominance. (File photo by Joseph Bond)
Study these faces well. If they run at the Desert Twilight this weekend, you'll want to know who they are. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Madison Foley and Mikayla Pulliam lead the Los Alamos pack through the middle portion of Friday's race at Socorro. Photo by Blake Wood.
MileSplit's National Cross Country Rankings
Herriman's (UT) times may have been a little off this week, but there would be a reason for that. Here, Lucy Biles leads a very thinned out crowd of leaders up a long hill in the girls race. Photo contributed by Jonathan Haag.
Kyle Lund leads a Fairview team that is rapidly rising the ladder of NXR-SW boys rankings. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Luis Martinez was on fire under the Albuquerque full moon on Friday night, but Los Alamos took Cleveland by surprise for the team title at the UNM Lobo Invitational. Photo by Blake Wood.
Included are MileSplit’s selection of the top 2012 U.S. boys’ individual and team cross country performances August 27 through September 3. Photo - Southlake Carroll HS (TX), preseason ranked #2, started the season impressively.
There's always a rush of new information on opening weekend. This year's edition of opening weekend did not disappoint on that score.
Julie Gianinni of St. Piux X posted a margin of victory of nearly 18 seconds. Photo by Blake Wood.
Much to nobody's surprise, Erin Hooker and her Fort Collins teammates occupy the #1 preseason ranking in the NXR-SW region. Colorado Track XC file photo.
For all intents and purposes, the 2011 New Mexico girls high school cross country season began as it ended--with Los Alamos taking it all.
In what qualifies as a bit of a novelty for cross country runners in New Mexico, competitors actually had to deal with some water at a couple of meets last fall. Contributed photo.
Great contests have been the trademark of the NXR-SW races. Expect nothing about that to change this year. Colorado Track XC file photo.
When the Fort Collins girls showed up fired up last November, it was a case of game on, game over. Colorado Track XC file photo.
4A girls cross country belonged to Los Alamos last fall--lock, stock, and stopwatch. Will it be any different this fall?
William Longenbaugh and Ryan Lesansee will be back for Albuquerque Academy in the fall, and they hope to invert the order of last year's state meet finish with Los Alamos. Contributed photo.
Amy Neal hands to Chase Ealey in the winning 4x100 meter relay for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers. Photo by Blake Wood.
Nicole Jenrette creates a lot of interesting possibilities for Los Lunas and the teams they will compete against at this weekend's state championships. Photo by Blake Wood.
Nicole Jenrette, shown here at the Marilyn Sepulveda Classic, has been impressive all season in the high jump, but this weekend she took it to a whole new level, clearing 5-8 for the win at the Harper Invitational. Photo by Blake Wood.
Mountain View and Davis figure to be two of the teams toward the top once again at this year's NXN-SW boys race. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Louisville (Monarch) fell to Fort Collins by one point at last year's NXN-SW regional. Both teams return this year to battle again. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Jeff Abbey leads the Fort Collins finishers at the Front Range Conference meet just over a week ago. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
When you start looking at the top talent in Arizona, it's hard to miss Carter Macey and his Desert Vista teammates. And, although they took this past weekend off, they are taking the desert by storm. Photo by Margot Kelly.
Shea Martinez, Sarah Feeney, and Summer Harper work the front of the pack at the Murray Invitational in Utah. Photo submitted by Corbin Talley.
Although it's way too early to make hard predictions about who will get bids to the NXN-SW championship races, it's not at all too soon to look and see what's happening in the various states that may have implications for who might make it to the big dance.
It's still early, very early, but it's time to start looking at which teams are positioning themselves for a bid to the championship races at NXN-SW.
Taylor Floming returns to help key another very strong Monarch team this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Palo Verde (Nevada) freshman Katie Gorczyca dominated the Nevada state meet in a way we haven't seen since the sisters Lawrence. Photo contributed by Phil Lawton.
Cheyenne Mountain's boys executed a near-perfect patient pack strategy to dominate the Colorado 4A boys state championship. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Los Alamos: New Mexico's green wall of girls. Photo by Blake Wood.
Galena's Bryan Jordan opened up his season with a nice win at the Jim Vanden Heuvel Twilight Classic. Colorado Track XC file photo.
It didn't take long for Albuquerque Academy and American Fork to establish their places at the front of last year's NXR-SW event. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The title of fastest girl in Utah belongs, this year, to Gilian Gorelik of Park City. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Scott Fauble (Wheat Ridge), David Perry (Niwot), Connor Winter (Arapahoe), and Dusty Solis (Coronado) each rank among Colorado's top male runners. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.
It's Liberty Bell Weekend, and that means Kyle Pittman (left), Pat Zacharias and Neil Longenbaugh (right) are crossing the state line with conquest on their minds. Photos contributed by Kathy Hipwood and Adam Kedge.
Several recent big meets, such as Nike South, Manhattan College and the Great American have helped to bring some clarity to the rankings. North Central boys and Fayetteville-Manlius girls hold the top spots.
A big weekend of competition generally means some major movement in the national rankings, and that is certainly the case this week. Making the biggest leap is Tatnall (DE) (pictured by Brandon Miles), who after beating then U.S.#4 Collins Hill (GA) at the McDonald's XC Festival at Maymont jumps to US#8 in the girls rankings.
Each week from now until the end of the season, we'll provide a Top 15 Weekend Round-Up. This MileSplit feature will include main highlights of each of the MileSplit nationally ranked squads and their results on the weekend. See who performed well and who didn't live up to their ranking this week.
A lot of competitive invitationals took place last weekend, meaning that a few of the top teams in the country lost to unranked squads. With those loses comes new teams jumping into the week #4 MileSplit National Cross Country Rankings. See who's in and who's out in this week's edition.
With many of the top teams in the country running in their first or second competition of the year, the MileSplit National CC Rankings are starting to take better shape. Boys U.S.#1 North Central (WA) opened their season in victorious fashion, while Girls U.S.#1 Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) has yet to compete, but is looking strong in practices.
A big weekend of cross country racing took place over the past few days and we have all the news for you in our weekly weekend wrap-up. Top matchups individually and team, boys and girls, span across each meet summary. See which teams stood out this weekend, as the season starts to heat up.
The second full weekend of the season has many of the top teams and individuals in each state opening up their seasons. From Texas, to South Carolina, to Colorado, to New Mexico, MileSplit will have on-site coverage of nearly a dozen meets this weekend. Check out our weekend preview for the top meets taking place this weekend. (photo courtesy of SCRunners.com)